Happy New Year!

The start of the year is always exciting here at Curled Up With a Good Book and a Cup of Tea not just because of the exciting reading that is ahead but also because it's my blogoversary! In two days, I'll have been blogging here for two years! It's been a whirlwind and tons of fun. I'm so happy to be a part of the book blogger community.

Yesterday I looked at how I did on my 2011 challenges. Now it's time to look ahead at my challenges for this year. I've decided to take a giant leap outside of my comfort zone and start reading some genres I've run away from in the past.

100 Books Read Challenge
This is the 3rd year I'm challenging myself to read 100 books and hopefully this year I'll make it!

Canadian Book Challenge 5
Love this challenge! I'm officially in love with CanLit. The challenge is from July 1-June 30. So far I've read 9 of 13 books.

Back to Classics Challenge
Now it's time for me to face those books I've always heard of but never got around to reading due to being scared off of them in school! The aim is 9 books.

Mixing It Up Challenge
The goal is 16 books for this one, each from a different genre. This is where I'm really going to be jumping out of my comfort zone and covering genres such as Manga, Horror, Science and Poetry.

Speculative Fiction Challenge
I've enjoyed Dystopian novels in the past so it's time for me to explore this genre further. I'm even going to read a Steampunk novel which I have to admit doesn't seem like anything I would care for. But I can't say for sure if I don't try it! I'm hoping to read 6 books for this challenge.

What are your plans for 2012?


  1. I have so many plans for 2012...it's going to be a big one! Happy-almost-blogoversary!

  2. I'm participating in 6 challenges. Many overlap and align with my current reading goals so they shouldn't be stressful. I'm participating in the Versatile Reading Challenge which I think is similar to your Mixing It Up Challenge. I always say I want to expand my genre selection but haven't been able to pull away from what I know. I'm looking forward to that one stretching me out of my comfort zone and hopefully have me choosing from different genres going forward.

  3. Happy New Year & best of luck with your challenges :)


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